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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-02-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11,332
Posted By needsanap
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I don't think you are in over your head - but I like the idea of hiring a captain for the offshore part from NY to Cape May - then I would do DE Bay and the Chesapeake. I think you will learn a lot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By needsanap
Replacing keel bolt backing plates on Pearson 34

Our steel (carbon steel?) plates which serve as backing for the washers and nuts which tighten the keel bolts to the hull in the bottom of our bilge are corroded and falling apart. Removing the nuts...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   09-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,198
Posted By needsanap
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

Thanks for the replies. Our son and daughter-in-law have moved to Fell's Point for the next 18 months and would help us use the boat. Their apartment is between Henderson's Wharf and Crescent Marina....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   09-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,198
Posted By needsanap
Smile Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

I am interested in moving my sailboat (34 ft) to Fells Point for the 2014 season. Does anyone have any advice on marinas in the area - we do need a place to park our car when we are on the boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6,361
Posted By needsanap
Re: Bilge Pump Float Switch

Our bilge pump float switch is sticking and not floating reliably. We store the boat in the water in winter and get water into the bilge through the mast (keel stepped). I am thinking we can just try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,093
Posted By needsanap
Re: Rub rail repair?

We are currently repairing a damaged rub rail on our Pearson 34. We removed the cracked vinyl and rplaced it (it was pop riveted on but we cut notched to slide over the riets and used silicon cement...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-05-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By needsanap
Re: by passing Water Heater

Our boat apparently needs the water heater circuit flowing in order to cool the engine. We recently had our marina install a new hot water heater (ours no longer heated on AC and was leaking) I had...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,055
Posted By needsanap
Re: Cooling the boat

My Pearson 34 has a West Marine through the hatch ventillation (a wind scoop) but I can't figure out how to put it up. How do I attach it to the forward hatch? Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By needsanap
It is a 34. For this season I have a slip that is...

It is a 34. For this season I have a slip that is deep enough but I plan to move to a dock in Florida which is only 5 ft at mean low tide which means much lower when the wind is from the wrong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By needsanap
I think the seller think its an easy fix for me!...

I think the seller think its an easy fix for me! He has offered to reduce the price a bit "for deficiencies from survey" - there are several things that need to be fixed or replaced. He is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By needsanap
Help! Centerboard won't go up!

I have a contract on a Pearson centerboard/keel boat and during the survey we discovered that the centerboard leaves 10 inches of board down below the centerboard trunk when it is pulled all the way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By needsanap
My 95 year old dad sailed and cruised on his...

My 95 year old dad sailed and cruised on his Pearson 35 until he was 85 - he never got a windlass - just went into marinas more and more if he didn't have guests to help with the anchor. But what he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By needsanap
How about finding someone (or two someones) to...

How about finding someone (or two someones) to share expenses so you can keep the boat in the water for the summer? The Long Island Sound season isn't that long anyway. We are boat shopping and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By needsanap
Thanks for the input from all. The listing says...

Thanks for the input from all. The listing says the displacement is 11800 pounds. I don't know if that includes gear or if the suggested 1hp/500 pounds or 3-4hp/long ton is only for the boat or for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By needsanap
Engine size on Pearson 34

We are looking at two Pearson 34s. We like boat #1 better but it has a 16hp engine which seems underpowered to me. Boat #2 has a 30hp engine but will need other refurbishments, none of which will...
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